Liverpool mulls a Brian Epstein statue

Liverpool mulls a Brian Epstein statue


norman lebrecht

February 10, 2022

The BBC’s WATO has run a feature on a proposed statue for the Beatles’ manager, an initiative led by a cousin of Paul McCartney’s.

LGBT groups are backing the installation, claiming that it would be the first statue of a gay person in the city.

It might also be the first Jew on a Mersey plinth.

The city council has yet to grant planning permission.




  • John Borstlap says:

    Three flies in one slap: three times a member of a local minority, 1) amorous interest; 2) ethnic minority; 3) manager of the Beatles. A monument to the Great Awokening.

  • Elsie says:

    So alright, there may be no Jew on a plinth in Liverpool but Liverpool Resurgent is by Jacob Epstein and he wasn’t a goy boy now was he?

  • Elizabeth Owen says:

    Why do people have to be identified by their assumed religion? Do we have Christian, Muslim statues etc. No they are just statues.

  • IC225 says:

    There has been a statue of Disraeli in Liverpool since 1883.

    • Patrick Brompton says:

      There is Arthur Dooley’s ‘Black Christ’ plus very many other sculptural representations, indoor and outdoor, of the same person.